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What is the Farm-City Program?
Distinct differences exist between farm and city life, but rural and urban communities rely heavily upon each other to provide the abundant American way of life. Farmers are dedicated to producing quality food, fiber and forest products for everyone to enjoy. Moving those products from farms to homes requires cooperation with people from varying walks of life. Grocers, truck drivers, factory workers, computer scientists, bankers, veterinarians, chemists, salesmen and numerous others all play important roles in getting food from fields to kitchen tables.
The main goal of Farm-City is to deepen understanding of the relationship between rural farmers and urban workers. Since 1955, Farm-City committees have hosted educational events and invited city folk to visit local farms for a first-hand look at how their food is raised.
Traditionally, Thanksgiving week has been recognized as Farm-City week. In Alabama, the 2016 Farm-City theme is "Agriculture: Stewards Of A Healthy Planet."